Sexy little things you’ll love
If you have an adoration for everything soft and pretty, then February, March and April are the months for you. We’re declaring them all time for romance.
Feminine details like ruffles, lace and soft pleats are the starting point for romantic dressing. Gentle colours and luxurious floaty fabrics like silk, satin and chiffon will feel as gentle as a breeze as they drape beautifully over your body. This is warm weather dressing at its best – soft, unstructured and oh so effortless.
Pastel blue, lavender, white, nude, pastel pink and yellow are classic romantic colours. If you have pale skin avoid yellows and whites as they will wash you out; opt for the blues and pinks.
Baby floral print suits the look perfectly. Avoid those oversized florals that look too vintage and any bright shades of floral, as they are not gentle and soft enough to compliment the look.
These soft textures and sherbet shades have a sense of innocence, so keep your hair and make-up subtle. Accessories can be kept minimal too with a simple necklace or earrings and try some metallic sandals to balance the light look.
If you prefer not to wear a dress, then achieve the look with separates like a pair of wide leg pants in a soft fluid fabric with a fitted top half. Nothing too full or draping up top, to balance out the wider proportion on the bottom. Jeans can also be softened with a ruffle or layered frill top in a feminine colour.
If clean and sophisticated lines are your go-to style, then throw on a classic tailored blazer to make a floral dress office appropriate. Or try a basic white tee or cotton shirt with a soft A-line skirt.
◆ When it comes to buying lingerie, you should always be fitted for a bra by the experts. You might even find you have been wearing the wrong size.
Men, buying lingerie for a woman can be an intimidating experience, so good on you for giving it a go! If you can think more about her style than yourself, then you’ll be half way there.
Figure out what size she is before you get to the store. If there are several of one brand in her drawer, then it’s probably one of her favourites, so why not get her something in a different fun colour that she doesn’t already have. And if you can’t get the right size then go for a slip dress or soft gown which mean it’s a whole lot easier to get the right fit.
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